The well-liked Linux browsers Konqueror, Falkon and Qutebrowser are now being banned from logging into Google services as they will not be safe.

It’s unclear as to when the search large started blocking these browsers however a Reddit person lately made the invention and wrote a publish about it.

After working its personal checks on Konqueror and Falcon, BleepingComputer confirmed that it was unable to login to Google services utilizing both browser and Google instructed utilizing one other browser as an alternative as they will not be safe.

Linux browsers

When investigating the problem, BleepingComputer discovered a ‘Learn More’ hyperlink that led to a Google help article which defined {that a} browser could also be blocked from signing in as a result of it does not help JavaScript or JavaScript is turned off, unsecure or unsupported extensions have been added, automation testing frameworks are in use or the browser is embedded in a unique utility.

However, some customers reported that they have been nonetheless capable of login utilizing Falkon regardless of the current ban.

There are a variety of theories as to why these Linux browsers are being blocked from signing in to Google services. Some consider it might be an A/B take a look at being carried out to Google associated to the model of QtWebEngine put in or it would even need to do with having sure account settings akin to two-factor authentication enabled.

Google has not but launched an official response relating to these Linux browsers being banned from signing into its services however anticipate the corporate to clarify why or repair the problem quickly.

Via BleepingComputer

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